DC! Where Obama lives, woohoooooo
Trip Start Apr 17, 2011
72Trip End Jul 12, 2011
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We walked to our hostel as it was only about 3 streets away, so that was good. They make you take your shoes off before you come in, which is strange but also makes the place looking super clean. I was amazed that a hostel could be so clean! So that was an impressive start to the trip in DC.
Oh yes, after walking around harvard and MIT all day yesterday and then sitting on a bus all night, my feet had swollen up to be quite an ugly sight, i had cankles and everything, so walking around hurt a lot, but it had to be done
We stopped at the washington monument on the way, and then the white house which was very cool but also very heavily guarded. We saw the presidents little puppy running around in the yard, and Michelle's veggie garden was right by the fence.
We then saw the WWII memorial which has pretty fountains and then the reflecting pool, which had been draining and was under renovation. And a blind squirrel on the path :( poor thing. Then we went up the lincoln memorial which is quite massive, and is just him sitting on a chair in a big building, quite impressive. Then all the way back to the capital building and then back to the hostel.
We went to safeway and bought some food and tom cooked me bolognese for dinner which we had on tortillas. Very tasty.